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Queen Like Me: new children’s book tells stories of powerful black women

There’s a new book available that seeks to empower young black girls. And it’s doing so by telling the true stories of 15 influential women from the past and present. Queen Like Me: The True Story of Girls Who Changed the World, chronicles the life and times of powerful women of color, and the legacy […]

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Promoting literacy: Florida barbershop hands out books to young customers

If you go to Royal Touch Barbershop in Riviera Beach, Florida, you’ll get more than a haircut if you’re a young boy. Reggie Ross who owns the shop has boys and men reading books on various subjects such as culture, history, achieving success and college matriculation. Why? Because he wants to promote literacy among black […]

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Video: Woman fired for speaking her mind, goes on to start own business

Yolanda Spivey’s claim to fame came after she published her wildly popular article about being an unemployed black woman. Frustrated with constant rejection, she changed her name to Bianca White, as well as her profile picture and voicemail to make her sound more and appear to be a white woman.

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A list of empowering books for little black girls

It’s difficult for girls of color to build a healthy self esteem in this world. With images telling them that how they look isn’t quite good enough, it’s very important for little girls to have a great sense of self worth and empowerment about not just their looks, but who they are as a whole. […]

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‘Ban Bossy’ campaign seeks to empower young girls to become leaders

In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.” 

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Tamron Hall joins cast of ‘Today’ show

NBC announced that Tamron Hall will be joining Today. The MSNBC anchor will join Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and Al Roker as a co-host for the 9 a.m. hour of Today. 

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Beyoncé will be the highest paid black artist of all time after tour

After her Mrs Carter Show World Tour ends, Beyoncé will become highest paid black artist of all time. The pop star is expected to make well over $200 million dollars. 

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The affects of HIV/AIDS on the black community

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we’ve compiled a list of facts regarding the illness and its impact on the black community. 

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National Black HIV/AIDS Day 2014

Many know about AIDS Awareness Day celebrated on the first of December each year, but few are aware of what today is. For 16 years, Feb. 7 has been recognized as the official day for black AIDS awareness, testing, education, treatment and involvement.

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Former inmate-turned-mentor challenges gang members to turn their lives around

January is National Mentoring Month and while many with offer just a few hours a week to making a difference, one man has dedicated his entire life to mentoring black youth heading down the wrong path. Abrigal Forrester was 21 when he started a 10-year prison sentence. He credits older inmates, mentors, for getting him […]

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